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Olanta, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Olanta is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Florence County at latitude 33.9362 and longitude -79.9318. Florence County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 112 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Olanta, but most people and references simply refer to it as Olanta, South Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Olanta indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Olanta (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Olanta: Beulah.

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Olanta, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 582
Population in Households 582
Population in Familes 502
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 585
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 234
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 169
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 292 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 173 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (19.9%)
Median Home Value $89,231
Average Home Value $104,070


Median Household Income $31,470
Average Household Income $41,101
Per Capita Income $14,741
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.78% 0.64%
Households 1.03% 0.67%
Families 1.9% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.88%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Olanta, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Olanta to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 280 29th
Population Density1 # 209 47th
Diversity Index2 # 148 63rd
Median Household Income # 270 32nd
Per Capita Income # 355 10th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.